Meall Buidhe from Glen Lyon

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Lochan Daimh (pronounced 'Lochan Dive') means 'Loch of the Stag'. The reservoir is part of the Breadalbane Hydro Scheme and was formed when the Giorra Dam was built, flooding the valley and linking Giorra Loch and Lochan Daimh. The water from the loch flows south through a tunnel to Cashlie Hydro Station on Loch Stronuich. Meall Buidhe (pronounced 'Myowl boo-ee') or 'Yellow Hill', sits above the north shore of the loch. A fairly easy climb over grass and heather with a few rocky outcrops leads to the southern end of the summit ridge.

The summit is a 1km-long curving ridge linking the lower south top to the higher north top. In winter large snow cornices form on the very steep eastern flank of the ridge, so take care. The summit provides panoramic views over Rannoch Moor to the north-west and the Glen Lyon Hills. The distinctive pointed peak of Schiehallion stands out to the north-east. The return route retraces the outward route. Large herds of red deer are common here and ptarmigan, grouse and ravens may also be seen.

Scotland - Northeast Scotland - Perth and Kinross - Rannoch and Glen Lyon


Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mountains, Munro, Wildlife